Tennessee will Prosecute Women who Take Harmful Drugs During Pregnancy

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As of this past Tuesday, it will be illegal for women to take any kinds of harmful drugs during pregnancy within Tennessee. The state’s governor, Bill Haslam (R), signed a bill into law making Tennessee the first in the country to arrest and incarcerate pregnant women who use drugs during their pregnancy that negatively affect the fetus.

“I understand the concerns about this bill, and I will be monitoring the impact of the law through regular updates with the court system and health professionals,” Haslam, who was urged by many civil rights advocates to veto the bill, said reported in HuffPost.

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